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Rescue Girls

Dear Munchkin, For months, you’ve been chattering about Rescue Girls. It seems you created a game at school and recruited your friends. The game appears pretty straightforward: from what I can tell, you run around the playground “rescuing” people who … Continue reading

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Morning Drop-Offs

Dear Peanut, Wednesday, when I dropped you off at school, you were laughing when I left. You went the whole day without crying. Thursday was the same. It was a rough road, but finally, we seem to have turned a … Continue reading

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The New Normal

Dear Peanut, Yesterday was one of the longest days of my life. My heart was torn open early in the morning. I moped through much of the day, distracted, finding it difficult to concentrate. I even cried at times. It … Continue reading

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You Are My Sunshine

Dear Munchkin, Yesterday was very grey. It rained off and on all day, and the clouds settled heavily over us, masking hills and taller buildings from view. This week’s theme at your preschool is “weather.” You’ve been learning about different … Continue reading

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Devastated but not Despairing

My darling babies, A few days ago, a very disturbed man shot and killed six adults and twenty children in their school, in addition to injuring others. Those little children were only 6 or 7 years old. Babies. Darling babies … Continue reading

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Our Little Champ

Dear Peanut, Yesterday morning when you and Daddy dropped Munchkin off at school, we found out one of her classmates had been diagnosed with the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. The school had done what it could to prevent other kids … Continue reading

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Wednesdays with Lola

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Today I am thankful that your Lola is able and willing to babysit you on a regular basis. For three years now, she has taken care of Munchkin on Wednesdays, brought her home and put her … Continue reading

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